Due to extremely cold conditions, the City is implementing special measures to keep people who are homeless safe. If you see someone who needs shelter, call (215) 232-1984.
In effect: 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 04 to 9:00 a.m. on Monday, March 08

COVID-19 vaccine

The vaccine is now available for certain groups. Learn more about the City’s plans for distributing vaccines. If you're interested in getting the vaccine, sign up today!

Office of Sustainability

Working to improve quality of life in Philadelphia by providing environmental, equity, economic, and health benefits for all.

Office of Sustainability

What we do

The Office of Sustainability (OOS) works with partners around the City to improve quality of life in all Philadelphia neighborhoods, reduce the City’s carbon emissions, and prepare Philadelphia for a hotter, wetter future.

OOS is responsible for implementing Greenworks Philadelphia, the City’s comprehensive sustainability plan, which is made up of eight visions:

  • Accessible food and drinking water
  • Healthy outdoor and indoor air
  • Clean and efficient energy
  • Climate-prepared and carbon-neutral communities
  • Quality natural resources
  • Accessible, affordable, and safe transportation
  • Zero Waste
  • Engaged students, stewards, and workers

Connect

Address
One Parkway Building
1515 Arch St., 13th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Email sustainability@phila.gov

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Events

  • Mar
    25
    Kleinman Center for Energy Policy Panel: The Case for Nature-Based Solutions
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
    Online Event

    Kleinman Center for Energy Policy Panel: The Case for Nature-Based Solutions

    March 25, 2021
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, 1 hour
    Online Event
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    Nature offers effective solutions to mitigate climate change and help achieve climate neutrality goals. The Kleinman Center's panel of experts explores the implementation of these solutions—with a focus on England, the Netherlands, and the United States. Join for a discussion about funding, policy considerations, socioeconomic and environmental impacts, as well as challenges for implementation. 
     
    Learn more and register.
  • May
    17
    Mural Arts Philadelphia Arts + Environmental Justice Symposium
    12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    Online Event

    Mural Arts Philadelphia Arts + Environmental Justice Symposium

    May 17, 2021
    12:00 pm to 5:00 pm, 4 days
    Online Event
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    This annual Mural Arts Philadelphia symposium invites artists, activists, scientists, scholars and governmental officials to engage in discussion and collective imagination at the intersection of environmental justice and participatory public art during a global pandemic. These changemakers will be logging in from Tribal, urban, rural, and suburban communities throughout the nation for this virtual symposium during the week of May 17-21, 2021, during 12:00-5:00 PM EST. Mark your calendars and sign up to make sure to get updates and the full agenda. 

    Register here. 

  • May
    17
    Mural Arts Philadelphia Arts + Environmental Justice Symposium
    12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    Online Event

    Mural Arts Philadelphia Arts + Environmental Justice Symposium

    May 17, 2021
    12:00 pm to 5:00 pm, 4 days
    Online Event
    map

    This annual Mural Arts Philadelphia symposium invites artists, activists, scientists, scholars and governmental officials to engage in discussion and collective imagination at the intersection of environmental justice and participatory public art during a global pandemic. These changemakers will be logging in from Tribal, urban, rural, and suburban communities throughout the nation for this virtual symposium during the week of May 17-21, 2021, during 12:00-5:00 PM EST. Mark your calendars and sign up to make sure to get updates and the full agenda. 

    Register here. 


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